David McHugh, Associated Press | PostedAug 17th - 1:43am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday — thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose sanctions and criticisms over trade, energy and NATO have created new worries for both leaders.
World stock markets turned lower during European trading hours Friday as investors worried again about Turkey's financial trouble, after Asian stocks rose on news China is preparing to resume trade discussions with the U.S.
Saudi Arabia said early on Friday that it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for "stabilization projects" in areas once held by the Islamic State group and now controlled by U.S.-backed forces.
Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged" federal probe of Russian election interference.
President Donald Trump plans to nominate a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at a major corporate law firm to the position of U.S. attorney in Northern California, the White House announced on Thursday.